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Re: On what it means for a spec to be "normative" (re HTML5 & normative language spec)

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:25:31 +0000
Message-ID: <BANLkTikxNisO4PDzYHXnidgCoWRcXTaKLw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> There's the abstract question of what "Normative" might mean in the general case, and I think the W3C QA documents might address that.
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> However, specifically, the TAG has asked the HTML working group to produce a normative HTML language reference, and it seems like it would be helpful to be more precise about what WE meant, and why we asked for such a thing.
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> So maybe we could focus on that: when we said we wanted a normative language specification for HTML, what meaning of "normative" did we mean?
>
> Larry

Agreed. All, please ignore my highly random and distracting earlier
reply. Jonathan
Received on Monday, 13 June 2011 01:26:07 GMT

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